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Articulated Wooden Hare

Posted March 28, 2019 5:45 AM by Del the cat

I felt like a break from making Bows and Arrows and I'd seen a wooden Hare on a TV program and thought I'd like to make one.

There's not a great engineering content, mind I had to cut down one trunk of a cherry tree a few years back, from which he's made. I had to turn the Walnut eyes and ball joints on my little lathe too.
It was quite tricky getting the arm articulation right, first I tried a small wooden bead between arm and body, but being a small contact area the arms just flopped down. I turned a larger hemisphere which is glued to the arm and I ground a wood bit to bore a hemispherical hole for it to bear in. The limbs are held with stout elastic bands pulled through and held in place with small wooden pegs.

The local art gallery just happens asking for entries to an exhibition of pics juxtaposing things of any sort to places/landmarks/sculptures in Harlow where I live. So I took Mr Hare on a tour of the town

Hope you like him
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03/28/2019 6:11 AM

Absolutely gorgeous!

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03/28/2019 9:56 AM

Looks very natural....and quite clever....good job!!!

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03/28/2019 10:07 AM

Del, he is absolutely lovely! You found some excellent backdrops for Mr. Hare too.

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03/28/2019 12:21 PM

I'd seen a wooden Trojan hare on a movie once . . .

Beautiful work by the way.

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03/29/2019 8:35 AM

Bring me a shrubbery!

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03/28/2019 3:16 PM

You do nice work.

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03/28/2019 10:35 PM

Looks Great! Is it articulated sufficiently for it to draw a miniature bow?

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03/29/2019 12:27 AM

Del :

" there's not a great engineering content "

I respectfully disagree with you.

Is it not following in an engineering context to envision an idea, create a plan and implement a schedule of construction ?

With great vision, a choice of materials was established, difficulties were overcome in a logical procession and a finished product was created for those with discerning tastes to enjoy.

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03/29/2019 9:31 AM

Not only what Tony said, but the end result also appears simple. We all know that simpler designs are better, but are rarely the first iteration.

Nice work!

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03/29/2019 12:38 AM

That looks like a rather lovely Public House in the last pic!

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03/29/2019 1:04 AM

It may be hare today - but gone tomorrow.

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03/29/2019 5:01 AM

Spot on Del. Really good work.

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03/29/2019 6:09 AM

Nice one, Del.

BTW, is it mad? (It is still March (just)) .

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03/29/2019 7:52 AM

Looks great Del, you've come a long way from the Ornithopter & the wind finder tower at Cossor eh! (All gone now) A real treat to see your item featured here. love the locations, especially the Pub.... many happy hours spent here. What do you imagine he was wispering to the guy in the robe? maybe get that toe seen too it's turning nasty!

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03/29/2019 9:53 AM

Great job, Del !

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03/29/2019 10:59 AM

Cheers everyone.
Yes there were several iterations, back legs were cut from paper twice, then thin ply.
Once it was all assembled the front legs looked a whisker short, but rather than re make them I sawed 10mm of his bum and raise the rear legs correspondingly
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05/17/2020 4:36 PM

That is lovely.

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